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Adjusting to hearing aids

There is an adjustment period for hearing aids for rediscovering the sounds that have been missing. The process of adapting to hearing aids is very gradual, much like how it usually is when someone loses their hearing. It is necessary to train the brain gradually to rebuild old pathways that may have faded. Rebuilding these old pathways works in a similar way to practicing repeatedly to develop skills such as musical instruments. Once someone brings home their new hearing aids, it is recommended to wear them regularly, as it will take time to adjust. The amount of time per day that hearing aids are to be worn will gradually increase over time. As someone gets used to wearing the devices, they’ll become more confident putting them on and taking them off. Our brains need time to re-adjust to sounds that haven’t been heard for a long time. Eventually the wearer will be able to focus on the things they want to hear and filter out the rest.

Hearing aids amplify all the surrounding sounds including one’s own voice. While adjusting to hearing aids, one’s own voice may be distracting when having conversations with people. Reading aloud for short periods can help people get used to their own voice.

There are different types of devices with different features and options to better suit different needs.

Common styles of hearing aids include in-the-ear (ITE), and behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. The in-the-ear hearing aids are very discreet but can be susceptible to ear wax and moisture damage and can sometimes be a problem connecting to smartphones due to their small size. Behind-the-ear hearing aids are larger than in-the-ear hearing aids but may come with a rechargeable battery option, better wireless connectivity, and may include technology such as AI.

Prior to providing services, we will visit the client’s home and conduct a free home safety assessment and decide whether safety measure need to be put in place, such as non-slip mates in the bathroom, handrails, and lights.

Gratitude In-Home care provides all the services that government home care packages fund for, such as

  • Personal care
  • Palliative care
  • Overnight & 24-hour care
  • Respite care
  • Medication assistance
  • Nursing services
  • After hospital care
  • Companionship
  • Shopping support and meal preparation
  • Gardening and home maintenance
  • Transport support
  • Assistance with household tasks
  • Community access

Contact us to have a no-charge, no-obligation chat about your options.
For more info, visit our website, Call us on (03) 9863 6959, email us at info@gihc.com.au

Visit our blog to read about all the services that are included in a Home Care Package in detail at GIHC.com.au/blog.

For more info, visit our website at: https://GIHC.com.au/ Call us on (03) 9843 6149 or 1300 912 155 after hours, email us at info@gihc.com.au

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